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[Building Materials] (Surface-burning Characteristics) (Plastic) Foamed Plastic, BRYX


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GENERAL

This category covers foamed plastic in the form of factory-produced boards, panels, tile and form units, and ingredients for use in forming foamed plastics in the field, certified as to surface-burning characteristics as indicated in the individual Certification Mark on, or in connection with, the product.

In order to establish a certification, foamed plastic intended for field spray application must initially be investigated as applied to uncoated, high-density (nominal 110 pcf), 1/4-in.-thick inorganic reinforced cement with flame-spread and smoke-developed values of 0. Foamed plastic may also be investigated as applied to other surfaces or substrates.

Foamed plastic intended for a field poured-in-place or frothed-in-place installation is tested in a board form.

In order to achieve certification for the field sprayed, poured-in-place or frothed-in-place systems, the indicated ingredients must be utilized at the specified thickness and density.

Foamed plastic intended for field-spray, poured-in-place or frothed-in-place installations are intended to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions accompanying the product to achieve proper material cure and coverage.

The individual certifications for molded foamed plastic form units do not include nonmetallic components, other than the foam plastic form.

Some foamed plastics are provided with facings that may affect the contribution of combustibles under fire conditions. This effect is determined by testing the sample with a longitudinal butt joint, constructed by slitting the facings or by using a factory or field joint (if applicable).

The certifications are confined to the materials themselves and do not pertain to the structures in which the materials may be installed.

Unless otherwise indicated, the thermal conductivity, vapor permanence, acoustical and other properties have not been investigated.

The toxicity of the products of combustion and other properties have not been investigated.

Authorities Having Jurisdiction should be consulted before installation.

Where indicated in the individual certifications, products covered under this category have also been evaluated by ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES).

RELATED PRODUCTS

Foam plastic investigated to ASTM C578, "Standard Specification for Preformed, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation," is covered under Polystyrene Thermal Insulation, Rigid Cellular (QORW).

Foamed plastic investigated for use as a component in roofing systems intended to afford protection to the roof deck from an external fire exposure, i.e., fire from an adjacent building, is covered under Roofing Systems (TGFU).

Foamed plastic investigated for use in a roof deck assembly intended to resist flame propagation as a result of an internal fire exposure, i.e. directed on the underside of the roof deck assembly, is covered under Roof Deck Construction Materials, Foamed Plastic (TJBX).

Foamed plastic utilized as core materials in building panels investigated with respect to surface-burning characteristics is covered under Building Units (BLBT).

Panels incorporating foamed plastic core materials investigated with respect to their ability to resist damage under severe fire exposures, such as might originate in the contents of an industrial type building, are covered under Insulated Wall Constructions (NYVQ).

Foamed plastic investigated for use as a component of a fire-resistance assembly with respect to resistance to interior fire exposure is covered under Foamed Plastic (CCVW).

For room fire test classification of foamed plastic, see Foamed Plastic (OERU) under Interior Building Constructions (OEQX).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, see Plastic (BRKZ), Surface-burning Characteristics (BIKT) and Building Materials (AABM).

REQUIREMENTS

The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is ANSI/UL 723, "Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials."

In addition to the surface-burning characteristics, where indicated in the individual certifications, the foamed plastic has also been investigated to ASTM D1929, "Standard Test Method for Ignition Properties of Plastics."

UL MARK

The Certification Mark of UL on the cartons of factory-produced blocks, boards, form units, panels and tile is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Certification and Follow-Up Service. The Certification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the words "CERTIFIED" and "SAFETY," the geographic identifier(s), and a file number.

Additional Certification Markings

Products covered under this category are additionally marked with the following information:

FOAMED PLASTIC
SURFACE-BURNING CHARACTERISTICS
+
+ Flame-spread and smoke-developed values applicable to the product

The Certification Mark of UL on the containers of foamed plastic ingredients intended for field applications is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Certification and Follow-Up Service. The Certification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the words "CERTIFIED" and "SAFETY," the geographic identifier(s), and a file number.

Additional Certification Markings

Products covered under this category are additionally marked with the following information:

FOAMED PLASTIC INGREDIENTS
SURFACE-BURNING CHARACTERISTICS
+
*
+ Flame-spread and smoke-developed values applicable to the product


* The manufacturer's designation for the specific ingredient within the marked container, the designation for the other ingredients with which it must be reacted, and the thickness and density of foamed plastic to which the surface-burning characteristics are applicable

The Certification Mark of UL on a bulk shipment certificate for foamed plastic or foamed plastic ingredients shipped directly from the manufacturer to a construction site is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Certification and Follow-Up Service. The Certification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the words "CERTIFIED" and "SAFETY," the geographic identifier(s), and a file number.

Additional Certification Markings

Products covered under this category are additionally marked with the following information:

FOAMED PLASTIC
SURFACE-BURNING CHARACTERISTICS
+

or

FOAMED PLASTIC INGREDIENTS
SURFACE-BURNING CHARACTERISTICS
+
*
+ Flame-spread and smoke-developed values applicable to the product


* The manufacturer's designation for the specific ingredient within the marked container, the designation for the other ingredients with which it must be reacted, and the thickness and density of foamed plastic to which the surface-burning characteristics are applicable


Products that have also been investigated to ASTM D1929 are marked:

ALSO CERTIFIED TO ASTM D1929

Alternate UL Mark

The Classification Mark of UL on the product, package of products, or bulk shipment certificate is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Classification and Follow-Up Service.

The Classification Mark appears on the cartons of factory-produced blocks, boards, form units, panels and tile. The Classification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the word "CLASSIFIED" above the UL symbol (as illustrated in the Introduction of this Directory), and the following additional information:

FOAMED PLASTIC
SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS
+
Control No.

+ Flame spread and smoke developed values applicable to the product

or

The Classification Mark appears on the containers of foamed plastic ingredients intended for field applications. The Classification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the word "CLASSIFIED" above the UL symbol (as illustrated in the Introduction of this Directory), and the following additional information:

FOAMED PLASTIC INGREDIENTS
SURFACE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS
++
Control No.

++ In addition to the flame spread and smoke developed values, the Classification Mark also incorporates the manufacturer's designation for the specific ingredient within the marked container, the designation for the other ingredients with which it must be reacted, and the thickness and density of foamed plastic to which the surface-burning characteristics are applicable.

or

The Classification Mark appears on a bulk shipment certificate for foamed plastic or foamed plastic ingredients shipped directly from the manufacturer to a construction site. The Classification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the word "CLASSIFIED" above the UL symbol (as illustrated in the Introduction of this Directory), and the product information for FOAMED PLASTIC or FOAMED PLASTIC INGREDIENTS stated above, as appropriate.

Products that have also been investigated to ASTM D1929 will include the statement "ALSO CLASSIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASTM D1929."

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